American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An escape from jail.
- n. An escape from prison
- v. To escape from prison.
- v. transitive To modify the firmware of an electronic device, especially a mobile phone, in order to remove restrictions that prevent it from running unofficial software.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an escape from jail.
- n. an escape from jail
“To secure a pliable news staff, he led what he called a "jailbreak" from his old employers, NBC, bringing dozens of top staffers with him to Fox News.”
“Another trip to Santa Anita Derby was known as the jailbreak year.”
“JailbreakMe 2.0 will "jailbreak" - unlock from restrictions imposed by the manufacturer - the”
“And, really, if terrorists on the outside could help perform some jailbreak from a Supermax Prison or from Ft. Leavenworth, they could also commit a horrifying and staggering act of terrorism, and my bet is, given that capacity, they’d skip busting anybody out.”
“As a matter of fact, an iPhone after a jailbreak is a great eBook reader, and it does all sorts of other useful things.”
“The jailbreak is the second major escape from the prison in three years.”
“For Android phones, you just have to root aka jailbreak the device with a tool called”
“Apple has been fighting so-called jailbreak hackers - hackers who bust through the Apple operating system OS in order to install programs illegally on the iPhone - in order to avoid malware.”
“The effort to reassure people with the captures failed to instill much confidence, and the most immediate fallout of the jailbreak was a mounting sense among Afghans that government corruption, incompetence and complacency were as much to blame as the Taliban.”
“In technical terms, to jailbreak is to enable a device to run code, meaning programs or system modifications, that hasn't been sanctioned by Apple.”
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